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Hot Hits

Easy Women Smoking Loose Cigarettes

Signature Theatre
Feb. 18 – Mar. 29
Firecracker play that takes the dysfunction, puts it back in the family, then gives it a hilarious - and subversive - stir.

Gun & Powder

Signature Theatre
Jan. 28 – Feb. 23
Two light-skinned African-American women who passed themselves as White to become notorious outlaws in the Wild West.

Matthew Bourne's New Adventures: Swan Lake

The Kennedy Center
Jan. 21 – 26
Matthew Bourne brings his breakout international hit to the Kennedy Center for the first time.

Washington Performing Arts: Budapest Festival Orchestra

Strathmore
Fri. Feb 21
Under the baton of former NSO principal conductor Iván Fischer.

Manual Cinema: No Blue Memories, The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks

Strathmore
Fri. Jan 24
Manual Cinema tells her story through shadow puppetry, silhouetted actors, and live music.

National Archives Sleepover

National Archives
Sat. Feb 1
A night of adventure awaits at the National Archives!

The National Ballet of Canada: The Sleeping Beauty

The Kennedy Center
Jan. 30 – Feb. 2
A colorful pageant danced to Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous music.

Maz Jobrani

The Kennedy Center
Fri. Jan 31
Iranian American comedian and actor Maz Jobrani returns to the Kennedy Center.

Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All Stars

Strathmore
Fri. Jan 31
Devoted to promoting the complete story of Cuban music.

Becoming Jane

National Geographic
Thru Jun. 1
Explore Dr. Goodall’s early years through iconic images and a multiscreen experience and venture on a 3D exploration of Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park where she did her famous behavioral research on chimps.

Shanghai Chinese Orchestra (part of Lunar New Year Celebration)

The Kennedy Center
Wed. Jan 22
Grammy Award®–winning artist Tang Muhai returns to the Kennedy Center to conduct the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra.

My Fair Lady

The Kennedy Center
Jan. 18 – 19
From Lincoln Center Theater comes “a sumptuous new production of the most perfect musical of all time” (Entertainment Weekly)

Spotlights

Riffs and Relations: Terrance Hayes

The Phillips Collection
Thu. Apr 23

Live Dangerously

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Jan. 20

NSO: Dvořák's Cello Concerto

The Kennedy Center
Feb. 6 – 9

Motherhood Redux: Camille Dungy, Tina Chang, and Beth Ann Fennelly

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Mar 11

Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter's Tale

Folger Theatre
Mon. Jan 27

Broadway Center Stage: Next to Normal

The Kennedy Center
Jan. 29 – Feb. 2

Judy Chicago—The End: A Meditation on Death and Extinction

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Jan. 20

Not Just Another Day Off

Folger Theatre
Mon. Jan 20

NSO Pops: Megan Hilty and Cheyenne Jackson

The Kennedy Center
Feb. 13 – 15
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